Licensed Trademark Practitioners
United States Representation
William Scott Goldman – One of the world’s most prolific trademark practitioners, he’s now ranked “Top-5” at the USPTO with over 5,000 successful applications and registrations. Having written the book on Branding Law, he is also a frequent lecturer, guest speaker, radio commentator and author on various legal subjects. As a specialty practice division of Goldman Law Group, focusing on trademark matters, Branding Law’s goal is providing quick and cost-effective solutions. See Branding-Law.com.
Andrew Kenny – Andrew is a USPTO Registered Patent Agent, a UK Patent Attorney, and a Professional Representative at the European Patent Office. Andrew Kenny advises on UK trade mark applications. He also conducts trade mark searches which may affect an application. – AKenny Paten™
What is Trademark?
Trademark or Service Mark
- A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
- A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods.
Trademarks, copyrights, and patents protect different things
Trademarks, copyrights, and patents protect different types of intellectual property.
- A trademark typically protects brand names and logos used on goods and services.
- A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work.
- A patent protects an invention.
For example, if you invent a new kind of coffee brewer, you would apply for a patent to protect the invention itself. You would apply to register a trademark to protect the brand name of the coffee brewer. And you might register a copyright for the video commercial that you use to market the product.
- For United States trademark information, go to uspto.gov/trademark.
- For United States copyright information, go to copyright.gov.
- For United States patent information, go to uspto.gov/patents.